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Editor's Note: A very high price paid for convenience

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Over the past few months our industry has been experiencing very perplexing situations in some meat processing plants, culminating in the announcement of the largest ever meat recall of 27.4 million pounds.
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Bush expands food bio-terrorism authority

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President Bush signed bio-terrorism legislation substantially expanding federal regulatory authority over the food industry
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Supply Chain Software Moves Into the Mainstream

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Moves into the Mainstream Merging standards and technology will move the food supply chain to a place where partners will be able to “sense and respond” to the overall needs of the chain.
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Engineering R&D: Out of the lab, into the plant

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A few years ago, food scientists developed a lab process for creating gelatinized whey protein concentrate. Now the technology is poised for commercial scale-up.
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Tech Update: Beverage Improvements Take Center Stage

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The latest advances in processing, packaging and quality assurance were on display at this year’s edition of InterBev.
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Pilot Plants put to the test

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Whether they have a new formulation or revolutionary process change, processors have many options for lowering the odds of production snafus with new products.
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Field Reports: Ready-to-eat Mexican entrees pack a punch

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Extended shelf life packaging and an automated rollstock system ease production pain and deliver a profit gain.
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Food Packaging: Great size, less metal

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An engineered solution to source reduction for beverage packagers recently marked an early milestone.
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Food Packaging: Package promises fresher coffee

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Seattle Coffee Co., manufacturer of Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC), is a processor in transition, and customers and employees both will benefit from those changes.
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Food Packaging: Do-it-yourself shelf-life extender

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The same chemicals that allow processors to market sliced apples that remain firm and don’t brown for three weeks or longer are now being sold through supermarkets to consumers who would rather preserve fruit themselves.
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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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